|Date of Birth||14 May 1952 , Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, UK|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
David Byrne is an Oscar winning composer, songwriter and singer, best known for being frontman of the New Wave/punk band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Born in Scotland but raised in the United States in Maryland, Byrne began performing musically in high school.
Byrne attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for a year and the Maryland Institute College of Art for another before dropping out in 1972 to start a band called The Artistics with Chris Frantz, whom he knew at the RISD. The band soon broke up, and after they moved to New York with Frantz's girlfriend Tina Weymouth, the three started performing as Talking Heads in 1975. The band was one of the major acts of the New Wave in the 1970s.
Byrne won an Oscar and a Grammy Award for his soundtrack to the movie The Last Emperor (1987) in 1988, the same year Talking Heads ceased to function. Except for a brief reunion in 1991, the band stopped recording together in '88 as Byrne launched a solo career. Talking Heads were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood
|Adelle Lutz||(18 July 1987 - 2004) (divorced) (1 child)|